Injured hiker found dead in NM’s Sandia Mountains

March 29, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rescue crews say an injured hiker in the S[auth] andia Mountains has died.

Bernalillo Fire and State Police Search and Rescue crews went to the crest Friday and started hiking down the La Luz trail to find the hiker.

They say he was dead by the time they reached him.

The man’s name hasn’t been released yet.

KOB-TV ( reports that crews are treating the incident as an accident and working to determine the cause of death.

Authorities say the initial call for help came into dispatch around 3 p.m. Friday from someone on the trail.

It’s not immediately clear if the man was hiking with anyone else.

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